SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore Jack Wooten struck gold recently. He did this with a gift, persistence and savvy assistance. The gift was a metal detector from his grandparents which he received several years ago for Christmas. It started him on a hobby searching local areas for metallic artifacts from bygone […]

County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

New interim pastor at United Church

New interim pastor at United Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After 27 years as the pastor of the Holmdel Community United Church of Christ, the Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks thought he was retired. He was retired, from May 2018 to February 2019, but now he is the interim pastor of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. Originally from New Britain, Conn., Eidmann-Hicks, 65, […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

GR Library has fourth Lego Challenge Night

GR Library has fourth Lego Challenge Night

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library enjoyed its 4th annual Lego Challenge Night on Friday, March 29. Throughout the building, colorful, cubic cityscapes and farms were under construction by small-fry architects and their parents. Open to children pre-K to sixth-grade, the event was sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Ridge Library. […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

Drama Club to perform ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

Drama Club to perform ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — One of the masterworks of American musical comedy theater will be performed by Glen Ridge Middle School Drama Club, with a production of “Guys and Dolls Jr.” Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m., on at the Ridgewood Avenue School Theatre. An admission fee will […]

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

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